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Peel, the company dedicated to revolutionizing the way you watch TV, today launched an enhanced version of the popular Peel app for Android. With millions of recommended shows viewed, Peel is excited to bring its personalized discovery and social TV experience to the Android platform. Users can find and follow friends, see what their friends are watching, view Favorite Programs and Guilty Pleasures, get great TV recommendations and comment on posts – all within the free Peel app for Android devices available at the Google Play Store.
The Peel app eliminates the need for complicated TV listings and brings you closer to the shows you love. Peel makes it easy to discover your next favorite show with customized programming recommendations, and connect with a like-minded TV community in an elegant and intuitive application. In addition to the new Social TV features, Peel has added two new sections for users to input their favorite shows and favorite channels. Once a user has selected a favorite show or channel, they can easily see what is on TV from their customized menus. Touch one of the thumbnails and the app displays a brief description of the episode or movie that is playing.
"We worked closely with our Android community to develop a compelling social TV experience while further enhancing app speed and reliability," said Greg Lindley, chief experience officer for Peel. "We have seen incredible reception this year with Android users enjoying the Peel app on the Samsung Galaxy Tab line. With this launch, Peel is combining the best of social curation with its world class recommendation engine to deliver the complete TV discovery and social sharing experience."
The Peel app for Android enables users to sign up within the app or create an account with their Facebook login. When users log into Peel's new Social TV experience, they will see an activity feed of recommendations from people they follow as well as responses to recommendations. Users can share why a show is worth watching (or not) as well as their thoughts on news, sports and movies. When users list a new Favorite Program or Guilty Pleasure, activity is posted to their feed. Users can see when they have a new follower, enabling them to share Guilty Pleasures, Favorite Programs, Recommendations, Last 5 Shows Watched and Most Watched Shows.
Peel is also available for iPhone® and iPod touch® and can be downloaded from the iTunes® App Store.